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Salons of the Yearby Salon Today on 5/30/2009
An Über-posh day resort offering every service and amenity imaginable. A Soho-meets-South Beach space to tempt transplanted suburbanites. A modern-day jewel-box for Sin City sophisticates. A welcoming Cheers-like setting where everyone knows your name. As the winners of the 2009 Salons of the Year take their design direction from their own unique target markets, the only distinct trend this year is diversity - in size, budget, materials, environments, influence and inspiration.
2009 Salons of the Year:
Grand-Prize Winner: Avanti Day Resort
First Runner Up: Intrigue Salon
Second Runner Up: Globe Salon
Third Runner Up: Root
Salons of Distinction:
Amore Salon and Spa
Aqua at the Georgia Center Salon and Spa
Christopher J. Salon
Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness
Mizu, New York
Phillipostyle Hair Studio
Robert Cris Salon
Scott J. Salons and Spas
Square One Salon and Spa
Tangles of Evans
The Salon by Lora Brown
About Robert Cris Salon
Two years after graduating from Paul Mitchell The School - San Diego, Robert Galster achieved an honor that countless owners dream of but very few achieve: Salon Today magazine named his year-old Robert Cris Salon one of their Salons of the Year 2009.
The magazine's editors, designers, and art directors, along with additional special guest judges, selected a grand-prize winner, three runners up, and 16 Salons of Distinction. In naming Robert Cris as a Salon of Distinction, the judges called it "a canvas for the creation of transformation" and noted its "very client-friendly design."
Robert designed and opened the 2,000-square-foot Delaware salon in December 2008. The ultra-chic environment includes 13 styling stations and a color formulation area, and it carries Paul Mitchell products.